Young Artist Awards


  • Hollywood's Longest-Running Youth Awards
  • YAA founded by HFPA (Golden Globes) historian Maureen Dragone
  • The Organization came under New Management in January 2017
  • Past honorees include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman, Mario Lopez, Michael Jackson
  • YAA is fully BONDED and in compliance with the Krekorian Talent Act
  • As of January 2018, the Young Artist Academy consists of 53 Advisory Members



  • 2018 SUBMISSIONS CLOSE March 31st
  • 39th Awards Show slated for Summer 2018
  • Internationally Acclaimed Director Christopher Allport will Direct


  • 2018 Submissions Open UNTIL March 31st
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  • A FREE ticket to the 39th Awards will be given for EACH Nomination a Young Artist receives 

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2018 Submissions NOW OPEN



YAA Value Statment

The Young Artist Academy is a vastly different organization from when it was first founded in 1978.  Since coming under new Management in January 2017, YAA has replaced its previous business model and partners.  With notably stricter security protocols in place, the organization does not permit any unvetted or questionable individuals to be affiliated with its projects and events, barring their participation and proximity to its members.  YAA proactively separates from unevolving business relationships, with a focus on progressive practices and goals.  The YAA Board of Governors aim to educate, protect, and train young entertainers to safely navigate and elevate in Hollywood, while giving them an annual platform for high-class recognition.  YAA demonstrates transparency in its processes and structure, provides a new level of entertainment eduction, and brings its participants and members valuable year-round opportunities.
We welcome you to get to know the “New YAA”!


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